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dmako

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I started a Belgian dubbel this past Saturday and bubbling has been a fairly health 2-3 bubbles a second for Sun-Mon slowing to 1 a second on Tues.

Now Wednesday and I have pressure in the airlock, but no more bubbles (waited at least a min.).

The beers OG was 1.060 and the primary is kept at 68 degrees.

Question, should a double be ready for the bright tank (carboy) already? I would have expected it to go for at least 7 days not just 4.

I plan on taking a hydrometer readings starting tomorrow to see whats up but figured I'd ask here first.
 

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It might be done with most of the fermentation, but remember that the yeast are still busy cleaning up their own waste products, like diacetyl. I would leave it in the fermenter at least a week or 10 days before even considering moving it.

I've had some beers in the 1.050- 1.060 range ferment in 24 hours. I've had some take two weeks. You couldn't tell the difference between them if you tasted them, I'm sure. I just leave them alone until I have a chance to rack them.
 
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Okay here's the update.

Took a reading and ended up with 1.010 (started at 1.060) 5 days ago. Secondary time?

PS: it even taste good!
 

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So, I would rack on Saturday at the earliest. Leaving it in the primary for a few more days will not hurt. Actually it might help the beer. I like my ales to stay in primary for 10-14 days.
 
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